This course offers an advanced approach to philosophy, suitable for students who have some background in metaphysics or logic, and who may be interested in continuing into 4th year Honours. In this course we study the metaphysics of David Lewis, a leading analytic philosopher of the second half of the twentieth century.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate familiarity with some of the most important ideas in contemporary metaphysics;
- appreciate how systematic philosophy can be constructed;
- develop arguments for a philosophical position; and
- display skill in writing research papers in philosophy.
- 2000 Word Essay (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- 3000 Word Essay (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Class Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
Requisite and Incompatibility
Readings will be made available through Wattle each week
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